There was a question that always stood out, is BMW considering an X8 as well, since the new X7 came out. But it looks that the X8 will a bespoke luxury SAC with its own identity and not just an X7 Coupe, yet to be officially confirmed. We published the information that X8 prototypes are already being assembled at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, earlier. It is safe to say that we will soon see the first test vehicles hitting streets all over the globe. That the highly unique BMW X8 will come in three variants with at least one of them being a full-fledged X8 M model, we also heard. The third member of the X8 family was rumored to be the brand’s first M Performance hybrid with the badge BMW X8 M45e attached to it, as well.
That the G09 X8 lineup will include an outrageous X8 M variant, autobild has also just reported. To be powered by a consistently re-engineered 4.4-liter V8 engine, the high-performance luxury SAC could boast a staggering peak output of 700 hp or beyond, which decently renders it as the most powerful BMW M model today.
That almost certainly the X8 won’t take the shape of an X6 or X7, but rather have its own identify within the design language at BMW, we’ve also learned. The X8 has always been rumored to be a more luxurious model, with a more bespoke finish for the discerning customer looking for the ultimate luxury, as well.
Is expected, the X8 to become the priciest BMW model in history, with the entry-level price starting somewhere near EUR 150,000 or 166,000 US dollars. So power trains will most likely include petrol and plug - in hybrid configurations. For the X8 M, price variant could possibly start at around EUR 180,000, which is nearly a hefty 200,000 US dollars.
Before 2022, we will likely see the BMW X8 family.